It is no secret that I often experience things on mt daily commute which annoy the heck out of me! I clearly am not alone. GO has launched a ad campaign designed to educate people about being a civilized commuter . . .
Prince Edward County AKA 'the County' is an up and coming wine region about 2.5 hours to the east of us. In addition to wine it is known for the farm to table food movement, art galleries, and a beautiful bucolic ambiance. After I got my new job at work we decided to celebrate with a weekend away. . . well Sunday - Tuesday away. I had last been in the county in 2011 and we were curious to see the new developments.
During the course of 48 hours we visited 8 wineries, a brewery, 2 cheese makers, 5 art galleries/studios, wandered around 2 small towns, hiked a bit of the millennial trail, and ate some amazing meals.
We left the county this afternoon with a car full of wine, beer, and treats, wondering why the heck it had take us so long to return.
Much has been said about the law in North Carolina which requires transgender people t only use the bathroom appropriate for the sex indicated on their birth certificate. I could rant about this for weeks but I won't - I'll let this infographic speak for me.
Ontario police break up 'domestic dispute' between man and pet parrot
An Ontario man ran afoul of provincial police this week after spending a night at home with his pet parrot.
Police in Brighton, between Toronto and Kingston, said they were originally called to a home at 8 p.m. on Tuesday after neighbours heard what they believed to be a domestic dispute.
Northumberland OPP Const. Steve Bates said the neighbours knew the home was usually occupied by a couple, but police found only one person when they arrived.
"They heard him yelling and saying, 'I hope you die,' and so on and so forth," Bates said. "So we attended and we located the male of the household alone in the house screaming at his pet parrot who apparently was 'beaking off' at him, in his words."
The man had been drinking, Bates said, adding that the parrot did not appear to be hurt in any way.
Police did not lay any charges.
Bates described the call as a "very interesting" one for attending officers, adding such incidents sometimes create a welcome diversion.
"These are the kinds of stories that police run into all the time," he said. "It just adds some levity to the job."
We left the snow behind and headed to California for a long weekend of fun. We shoppedm toured wineries, tasted olive oil, met up with good friends, and ate some wonderful food. I can't wait for slow bowl 2009.